Zag and Snag

By Rick Mohr; October 2023

Contra, Duple Improper Caller's Box

Level: Easy/Intermediate


Balance and swing neighbor (16)


Down the center, four in line (turn as a couple) (8)

Return (bend the line to form a circle) (8)


Balance the ring (4)

Ladies cross, passing right shoulders (4)

Swing partner (8)


Circle left 3/4 (8)

Zig left with partner, past neighbors (3)

Zag right with partner, almost past next neighbors (3)

Gents allemande left 1/2 (2)

An accessible dance with a great progression, and balances at the tops of the parts.

In B2, couples zig left to progress and then zag right until the new gents have almost passed each other. But then they catch left hands (the "snag"), turning halfway for a just-in-time balance with new neighbors.

For an intermediate-level version see Tag and ZagTag and Zag.